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MU CANG CHAI & HALONG BAY

Tour Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Mu Cang Chai & the limestone karst formations in Halong Bay

  • Enjoy different dishes of local food during the trip

  • Experience 2 home-stay nights on the traditional stilt house of ethnic minority people & a night on a comfortable boat in Halong Bay

  • Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong...

  • Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI - NGHIA LO
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in our homestay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo. Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house. In the afternoon, we embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: NGHIA LO - TU LE - MU CANG CHAI
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, we get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start our drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known for terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. We will have some stops for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in another homestay by the town. After getting our baggage stored, we will end the day with a gentle walk to visit a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: MU CANG CHAI TREK - TU LE
This morning, we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is around 13 km. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by our private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer back to Tu Le Town and check into a boutique hotel. Dinner and stay for the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: TU LE - HANOI
This morning, your tour guide will take you out of the hotel for having  the breakfast at a local restaurant nearby. After that, checking out of your room and make your way back to Hanoi on the private vehicle. Lunch is arranged on the way. Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon in between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Check back into your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 5: HANOI - HALONG BAY

You will be met by the driver and tour guide again at 8:00 AM for the morning drive to Halong Bay. After almost 4 hour drive, we will arrive at the pier and embark on a boat to spend the afternoon cruise through this bay of the World Heritage. Kayaking, swimming before dinner at a stunning place on the bay. Overnight on boat.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

***Note: Our travel expert will suggest you a type of boat in Halong bay that suits your expectation. You can also let us know the boat that you want to take, we're flexible to accommodate you accordingly.

 

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI

This morning, wake up early for the sunrise if you wish. After breakfast, the crews start the engine again for visiting other parts of the bay before getting on Cat Ba Island at noon. Bid farewell to the crews and transferred to the hydrofoil port for 1-hour ride to the main land. Get picked up by your private transport again and head back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Check back in your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo

Day 2: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai Trek - Tu Le

Day 4: Tu Le - Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Travel Map

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INCLUSIONS:

  • Private A/c transportation

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Local way leader (on trekking route when necessary)

  • Accommodation during the trip with daily breakfasts.

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Bottled water in the vehicle

  • Packaged cruise itinerary in Halong Bay

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Accommodation in Hanoi (on request)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above

Halong Bay Rock Wall
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Sailing Halong
Dragon Legend Halong Bay
Bai Tu Long Cruise
Terraced fields of rice
Tu Le Valley
bedding at a homestay
A local house in Mu Cang Chai
Hmong Lady in the field
On the hill side
A family hosted meal

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